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    Nice chair but $14000...

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    More than a little outside of my budget!

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    Samy's Discount Outlet is the first place I think of when I think fine furniture.

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    Gee I wonder what I should sell the Maloof Style pedestal tables I been building, I have on in my shop I use as a bench for things.
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    Maybe it's a typo and he put a couple too many zero's in there?

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    Hey......this is an actual "reproduction" for goodness sakes.

    The guy is pretty proud of his work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohammad Madha View Post
    Mohammad,

    I hate to disagree with you. However, in my opinion we have FWW members who make furniture that looks MUCH better than that. To me, it is gaudy. I have never been in one to check it out, however the chair makes me think of a bordello.

    I do concede that the lines are smooth and visually comfortable---But Not that wood; at least not in a piece of furniture. I would not give you $14.00 for it if I had to use it.

    Sorry.

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    14000 bucks for a reproduction, with the only added value of having used a rare wood and not in the best way IMHO is overkill.

    I wonder if Sam's heirs could sue this guy for using his name and fame as part of the advertisement.
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    shoot for the stars, whats the harm in asking.
    at least hes not selling something that he spent weeks on and is happy charging an equivalent of 3 dollars an hour for labor claiming he just does it for hobby money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    shoot for the stars, whats the harm in asking.
    at least hes not selling something that he spent weeks on and is happy charging an equivalent of 3 dollars an hour for labor claiming he just does it for hobby money.
    Allen you are Right On!!!

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